The Fallen American Veterans Foundation, Inc., (FAVF) is a non-profit private Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) created in the spirit and belief that every American service member (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) who has fallen while in the overseas service of our country, and whose body remains unrecovered, be brought home. We are advocates for these fallen heroes, their families and friends, and for every service member that has served honorably overseas and in harm's way.
FAVF works with a multitude of commercial sponsors and private donors to finance its costly worldwide remote recovery operations to:
- Provide experience, logistics and equipment for recoveries in order to honor the fallen and bring closure to their families
- Find safe, technologically sound solutions for difficult recoveries
- Obtain obscure data that will aid in the discovery of MIA locations
- Advocate for and support the families in working with the military for the repatriation of their loved ones
- Bring public awareness to the historic aspects and plight of fallen servicemen through documentaries and new reports
- Employ, maximize and disseminate the science and historical elements as it pertains to the individual recovery locales. In many instances, due to the polar locale of the recovery, there is great potential to gather significant global climate change science data.
- Offer these scientific and historical elements to all accredited learning institutions and the general public via the web and documentaries, through select universities, colleges and media outlets.
FAFV's commitment is to assist in the expedited, safe, successful and respectful recovery and repatriation of the 88,000 US Missing in Action (MIA) Fallen American Armed Forces Service Personnel and contractors. We advocate for and assist the surviving families in their dealings with the Department of Defense. We also assist the Department of Defense in providing expertise, equipment and private funds in their Congressional mandate to "Leave no Man Behind" under US Code Title 10, Section 1481.
FAVF embraces a policy of maximized "give back" to society and the planet whenver the opportunity arises by teaming up with esteemed universities and scientific organizations to plan, facilitate and implement scientific data collection. Because of the nature of the often geographically remote, scientifically pivotal and sensitive recovery areas, there is great potential to collect important global climate change data in otherwise inaccessible polar regions that impacts civilization on a planetary scale.